People all over the globe come to Anchorage for a wide variety of reasons. Some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery can be enjoyed in Anchorage, where snow covered mountains rise thousands of feet in the air, rivers bursting with fresh fish run wild, and local wildlife literally roam the streets. Alaska is known for its diverse terrain of vast open spaces, majestic mountains and lush forests full of abundant wildlife. Lots of small towns dot the landscape, with Anchorage representing the largest city.
Moving is almost always stressful, and when you’re moving with little notice to a place you’ve never been, the stress can add up quickly. A military relocation to Alaska can be a very challenging move with lots of unknowns and unique, special circumstances. Golden North Van Lines can help answer questions about your temporary relocation or a permanent change of station (PCS) move to Anchorage and help make the transition smoother. We have the experience you need working for you when you move your household to The Last Frontier.
There are several military bases and many sub-units in Alaska, Air Station Sitka, Kodiak Base and USCG Juneau, which are all located in the cities that bear their names. Near the city of Fairbanks, you’ll find Eielson AFB, Fort Greely and Fort Wainwright, while Elmendorf AFB and Fort Richardson are closer to Anchorage.
Even though the military considers a move to Alaska as OCONUS (outside of the contiguous United States), a permanent change of station move can still be done easily with the help of an experienced Alaska moving company like Golden North Van Lines. Be sure to look into all the moving and reimbursement options available to you, as well as the requirements for each (including weight limits) before you choose which type of move you will make. Remember to ask your transportation counselors within your military relocation services to select the most respected Alaska movers.
With locations all around the country to serve you and offices in both Anchorage and Fairbanks, our decades of experience successfully moving households and businesses to and from Alaska makes Golden North Van Lines the Anchorage moving company you can trust. Our professional movers will start off by offering packing services. They will be happy to come to your home and supply the proper packing materials so that nothing gets broken during your move. We will use our extensive knowledge and moving skills gained from decades of successful moves to carefully pack your valuables using reliable boxes, packing tape, and other materials so that nothing shifts or gets damaged during your move to or from Alaska.
Golden North Van Lines is able to transport your household items anywhere you need, and our experienced movers will work fast and efficiently to quickly move your personal items. They will ensure your items arrive at your new location in the same condition as when they left. If you need a place to store your household goods, we can help with that, too.
With a move to Alaska, traveling and moving your household goods requires a bit more planning.
It’s a good idea to book any temporary lodging before your arrival, since there can be a heavy concentration of tourists in the areas surrounding military installations during certain times of the year, and you don’t want to be left without accommodations. A few of the other special circumstances you’ll encounter with a move to Alaska include:
- Shipping a personal vehicle
- Using a combination of over the road and sea transport
- Storage needs
- Transport from docking location to storage to your final destination
If you’re facing a military relocation to Alaska, contact us today for a free quote, and let us help you prepare for a successful move. When you put your trust in Golden North Van Lines, you’re choosing the professional moving company Alaska has trusted for 30 years. You’ll rest assured knowing that we’ll treat your personal goods as if they were our very own and help make your transition to our gorgeous state as smooth as possible by eliminating worry and taking the trouble out of your move.